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Bariatric Downs…

I havent posted for a while. Six days and it feels like months ago, time goes very slow when you don’t feel your best. Sorry for the last photo! But anyway, after I was discharged I went on an outpatient waiting list. 6-8 weeks. Despite me saying how sick I was on the tube feed.Continue reading “Bariatric Downs…”

Feeling a little let down

I’ve had a great 15 day stay at the hotel NHS Hospital where I have seen first hand the hard work and effort the nurses put in to caring above and beyond their duties for those admitted. However, I’ve also experienced the miscommunication between consultants, difference of opinions resulting in differing advice and therefore ultimatelyContinue reading “Feeling a little let down”

Weightloss with surgery?

So I’m often asked if I could have lost the weight without the surgery. Without a doubt yes! IF I had known what I know now. I had Bypass surgery so what they did was take a small egg sized slice from the top of my stomach, route some intestine to it to create andContinue reading “Weightloss with surgery?”

Love Yourself

This journey is still a struggle. From knowing I’ll never be able to eat a full size meal to surgery problems and hair loss, there are pitfalls I wish I’d known prior to going through with it. The worst is actually the body dysmorphia. I still buy clothes too big and feel big myself andContinue reading “Love Yourself”

Eeek, honest RNY post.

Off to see my new Bariatric surgeon who has been assisting me in the UK, Leeds, with the post operative issues I’ve been having. To say I’m nervous is an understatement. I’m unsure whether I will need another dilation to the stricture I had at my stomach exit, or maybe my current issues could beContinue reading “Eeek, honest RNY post.”

Unsupported?

Or just blind? I’ve lost 6 stone, I’m now 13.5 stone but can wear size 10 jeans, size 12 tops. I’m still in the Obese class 1 category and my goal weight is 10.6 stone, which would put me at a healthy BMI and allow me to go horse riding at any stables. So farContinue reading “Unsupported?”

Gastric Bypass Complications

Can I start with, if you are at all concerned about sickness, fullness after liquids, not being able to eat; do NOT ask in the online forums if it’s normal. Contact a GP and request an endoscopy to rule out blockages. You see I, having chatted online about my surgery was assured it was normal.Continue reading “Gastric Bypass Complications”

Body Changes & Gastric Bypass

Last weekend my husband and I went out. At one point I was walking behind him in a pub and he turned round to check I was still okay and behind him, he wasn’t looking for what I look like now and completely missed me! When he finally saw me he smiled and said thereContinue reading “Body Changes & Gastric Bypass”